Centre-left candidate Bernardo Arévalo de León from the Movimiento Semilla (Seed Movement) won a decisive victory in Guatemala's presidential run-off election on August 20 against the “pact of the corrupt”, reports Laura Salome Canteros.
Guatemalans have been mobilising across the country since July 29 against government corruption scandals and the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports People's Dispatch.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-drawn-out conflict at the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala — the second-largest in the world — is intensifying, writes Yanis Iqbal.
Some of the most interesting movies in this year’s Spanish Film Festival come from Latin America and among them is this Guatemalan feature.
A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates one motivating force behind migrant caravans leaving Guatemala and Honduras to reach the United States.
UC geography professor Tomasz Stepinski has turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the most detailed looks so far at how people are reshaping the planet.
Stepinski said: “Right now there are caravans of people walking to the United States. Many of them are coming from Guatemala.”
The United States-backed former dictator of Guatemala Efrain Rios Montt died on April 1, aged 91. Zoe PC takes a look at the legacy of a man never brought to account for his many crimes.
Since September 15, Guatemalans have taken to the streets of the capital, Guatemala City, to demand President Jimmy Morales' resignation.
Morales is being heavily scrutinised for seemingly interfering with a United Nations investigation after he expelled one of the agency's commissioners.
When Donald Trump is sworn in as president on January 20, he will take over the running of the US intelligence agencies — the CIA, FBI, NSA etc — that have brought charges to discredit the outcome of his election.
The Electoral College has rubberstamped Trump’s election and Congress has ratified it. The storm over allegations of Russian interference in last year’s elections will pass as The Leader takes charge and cleans house in these agencies.
But there are some things that should be noted about this brouhaha.
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